LA VERN DILWEG JOINS CLIFFORD-CLASSON FIRM
JAN 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - LaVern Dilweg, Packer football player and graduate of the Marquette university law school, has been taken into partnership in the law firm of Classon, Clifford & Shannon, which henceforth will be known Classon, Clifford, Shannon & Dilweg, Atty. G.F. Clifford announced this morning. The firm operates offices in Green Bay and Oconto, and Atty. Dilweg will be attached to the Green Bay office. Since coming to Green Bay two years ago, Dilweg has been connected with the firm of Sheridan, Evrard & Cranston, and, later, with Minahan and Duqauaine, until that firm was dissolved following the death of Eben R. Minahan.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS - THEY'RE STILL PLAYING
JAN 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Another bit of news from the Southland also came to us today about three other Packer players, Bowdoin, Perry and Jones. The three men, who were with the Green Bay team during the 1928 season, played with other former students of the University of Alabama, New Years' day, against a team composed of former Auburn luminaries. The score was 6 to 0 and the three Packer men are said to have had a lot to do with the victory.
NOTED U.S. MARSHAL, KIN OF PACKER STAR, DIES IN CALIFORNIA
JAN 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The last gun has blazed for slim, forceful Wyatt Earp, last of the celebrated frontier "gunmen" who was on the side of the law and order, according to word received here by F.L. "Jugger" Earp, of Packer football fan, his cousin. Earp, whose shooting exploits became part of frontier history around Tombstone, Ariz., where he was a deputy U.S. Marshal, died peacefully in his Hollywood home in the arms of his wife yesterday, according to a communication from the coast. He contracted a heavy cold three weeks ago and had been ill since. Wyatt Earp went to the Southwest from Monmouth, Ill., according to Jugger. He lived with his family in the Illinois city while Jugger was but a small boy so the Packer star can remember but little of him. "My father often spoke of him, however," said Earpe. "He told me a lot about his early life. How he refereed Tom Sharkey's fight with Bob Fitzsimmons, and how he plunged into the stormy life that surrounded the frontier, during the Klondike gold rush in the late nineties. He went serenely through the truculence that marked his life in Nome, where he won a reputation for gameness, competence and squareness. In recent year Wyatt had a share in the making of several motion pictures, dealing with authentic subjects from the Old West, but this was little more than a recreation for him. He was known and lionized by some of the leaders in the film colony." Bill Hart, who was Wyatt's friends for years, was summoned by Mrs. Earp upon his death yesterday, to assist in the funeral arrangements. Wilson Mizner, playwright and Alaska pioneer, who also ran a gambling home in Nome, and who was Earp's friend from the frozen north in semi-tropical California, is, like Hart, is to be a pallbearer, according to word from the coast.
2 PACKER PLAYERS DRIVE AUTO HERE FROM JASPER, ALA.
JAN 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "We nevah saw so much snow in our lives," that was the combined statement of Claude Perry and Slick Lollar, two members of the Green Bay Packer football squad, who checked in here late Monday afternoon after an automobile trip from Jasper, Ala., their home camping grounds, which they started last Thursday afternoon. According to Perry, the going was all right until they got just a bit south of Chicago. Once in the Badger state, the southern boys thought they were in the vicinity of the North Pole. "Why, in some places between Fond du Lac and Oshkosh, you couldn't see the farm houses along the road because the snow was piled up so high," added Lollar, while he shivered as he said it. Sunday night, the Packers stopped off in Oshkosh and went over signals with Dilweg, another member of the team, who hangs his hat during the offseason in the Sawdust City. Perry will start work here Monday in a machine plant as a job has been lined up for him while Lollar is going to busy himself looking for something to do because he has no intentions of footing it back through snow drifts to sunny Dixieland.
NFL MEETING AT CHICAGO NEXT WEEK
JAN 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Plans for the coming year will be discussed, officers elected and several trades probably made at the annual NFL meeting to be held at the Sherman hotel in Chicago Feb. 2 and 3. Financial reports on the past season will be filed, guarantee money returned o the clubs and some discussion of franchise applications probably will take place. Capt. Lambeau hopes to put across several deals at this conference which will strengthen his 1929 machine. He has several players in mind who he would like to play with the Bay squad next season and will make offers to the clubs who now own them in an attempt to bring them here. The meeting will be called to order on Saturday, Feb. 2, by Pres. Joe F. Carr of Columbus. Regular business will be taken up during the afternoon and the management of the Chicago Bears then will be host at a banquet for the visitors in the evening. Several Eastern clubs want to get into the National league, and it is expected that considerable time will be devoted to discussion and probably action on their applications. A Boston team, headed by Gus Sonnenberg, heavyweight wrestling champion, and last year with the Providence team, is one of the many squads that wish to enter the circuit. Officers of the league besides President Carr, who will be either elected or succeeded by others are John Dunn, Minneapolis, vice-president, and Carl Storck, Dayton, treasurer. The July meeting of the league will be held in Pottsville.
CLAIM RED DUNN WILL BE NAMED AS MARQUETTE COACH
FEB 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - John "Red" Dunn, veteran Packer football star, and one of Marquette's greatest athletic idols, will be named shortly as assistant coach in both football and basketball at his former school, according to a story in the Milwaukee Sentinel today. "Dunn, it is understood," the Sentinel states, "will take over the backfield coaching duties of the varsity recently resigned by Lloyd Scott, and assist Frank J. Murray, head coach, with the cagers, with his particular job in this latter respect the handling of the court candidates during the fall months. This is in accordance with the recently announced plan by Marquette to engage fulltime coaches for all sports and to instruct in the department of physical education to be opened in the fall. Verification of of Dunn's appointment was lacking from the Hilltop authorities. Dunn is thoroughly versed in both football and basketball and is further blessed with a genial temperament and the ability to impart his knowledge that should make him an invaluable aid to Coach Murray in the two sports. He began his brilliant athletic career at Marquette in the final quarter of the losing engagement with the Notre Dame eleven at Athletic park as a freshman in 1921, and gained his highest laurels two years later when he was named by Walter Camp as an all-American quarterback. In this year he captained the Hilltop to victories over Boston college and Navy, breaking his left arm at the elbow in the B.C. contest, but carrying on until the finish and ultimately kicking the goal that gave his team a spectacular 7 to 6 victory. He could do everything well on the football field in his university days, but gained knowledge and added polish in his subsequent career with the Chicago Cardinals and Packers. Red was also the drive wheel of the greatest basketball teams the Blue and Gold has ever sported, leading them to triumphs over such strong schools as Wisconsin, De Pauw, Butler and Franklin. He has also played pro basketball and ranks with the best in the middle west, either at forward or guard. For several years he has been connected with an insurance firm.
PACKERS MAY GET NEW PLAYERS FOR 1929 AT MEETING
FEB 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Several trades may be made and some new football players secured to strengthen the Green Bay Packer team of 1929 at the annual NFL meeting at the Sherman hotel in Chicago this afternoon and tomorrow. All of the executives of the clubs that were in the league will be present at the session and plans for the coming year will be discussed and mapped. Officers for the coming year also will be elected. Financial reports on the past season will be filed, guarantee money returned to the clubs and some discussion of franchise applications will likely take place. Several eastern clubs want to get into the league.
RENAME CARR NATIONAL PRO HEAD
FEB 4 (Chicago) - Joe F. Carr of Columbus, Ohio, was re-elected president of the NFL at the annual winter meeting of the postgraduate gridiron organization in Chicago on Saturday at the Sherman hotel. In addition to his duties as executive, Carr will also serve as secretary. Carl Storck of Detroit, another veteran official of the pro league was renamed as treasurer and also will perform in the vice president's chair. In this capacity, Storck succeeds John Dunn of Minneapolis, who is no longer an officer of the league nor a member of the executive board...HALAS ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Aside from President Carr and Treasurer Storck, the executive board will be composed of Judge James F. Dooley of Providence, R.I.; Senator H.S. Royle of Philadelphia and George Halas of Chicago. The co-owner of the Bears is the new member of the executive board. Reports of Treasurer Storck showed the league to be in a sound financial condition. The season of 1928 from the gate receipt point of view was a good one and at least seven of the ten teams made money...PROVIDENCE AWARDED FLAG: Providence was officially awarded the 1928 championship pennant and President Carr, in his review of the season, paid just tribute to the brilliant Steam Roller machine, which breezed home just ahead of the Frankford Yellowjackets, Detroit Wolverines and Green Bay Packers. The question of league franchises brought forth considerable debate, but, aside from Milwaukee, no concrete action was taken. Ambrose McGurk, who held the Milwaukee franchise before Johnny "Red" Bryan, was given permission to operate again, providing, of course, he met all the league's guarantee stipulations. The Minneapolis leaders are planning to return to the league fold this fall, according to John Dunn. They will build their club around Herb Joesting and several other former Minnesota stars...BOSTON TO HAVE TEAM: Boston will have its professional football but the franchise will not be awarded until the July meeting. In the meantime, President Carr has been instructed to look over conditions in the Hub and select the most desirable parties. It will probably be the owners of the National league baseball team. Gus Sonnenberg, the heavyweight wrestling champion, may play in Boston, but he will not be a franchise holder. The Chicago Cardinal situation has not been cleared up as yet. Chris O'Brien was among those present at the meeting. It is understood that several offers have been made for the the Cards but the figures are not quite high enough to suit O'Brien. However, it is practically assured that the Cardinal franchise will be in different hands when the whistle blows this fall...BEARS DINE MAGNATES: The Chicago Bear management entertained the visiting pro football magnates at a banquet on Saturday evening and representatives from the following clubs gathered around the festive board: Providence, Philadelphia, New York Yankees, New York Giants, Minneapolis, Louisville, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Dayton, Chicago Cardinals and Chicago Bears. Pottsville was the only league club not represented. The league voted to change the scene of its midsummer schedule meeting from Pottsville to Boston.